On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, Mrs. Grapel Irene Pearcy Hill passed peacefully in her sleep to her heavenly home. No one on this earth deserved more to enter a restful sleep and wake up in Heaven. Anyone that knew her, knew she was affectionately referred to as Granny G by one and all and she loved it. Everyone that is except her baby brother Jeff, who always referred to her as Grape, which she still giggled like a schoolgirl about till the day she passed. There was never anyone that loved being a Granny more than Granny G.
She was born to Dona Elizabeth Moore Pearcy and Robert Enloe Pearcy on July 3, 1933 in Decatur County. Being born and raised here, she had many family and friends. She enjoyed an especially close relationship with her siblings that she maintained until her death. She was preceded in death by both her parents and her brothers, Willie, Jessie and Robert Pearcy; and two sisters, Mary Pearcy Clark and Bessie Pearcy Perkins. She is survived by her siblings, Jeff Pearcy of Parsons, Ruby Cottrell of Decaturville and Alma Creasey of East Tennessee.
She met the love of her life, Gordon Browning (G.B.) Hill in her sister Ruby’s café where she was a waitress. G.B. and his friend Geavine Creasey (who later became his brother-in-law) had just come home from World War II and stopped in at the café for lunch and the rest as they say, is history. They married in 1949 in Corinth, Mississippi and shortly thereafter, made their home in Pontiac, Michigan where they moved to find work. They eventually moved back to Tennessee where they lived out the remainder of their lives.
Their marriage gave them four children, Susan, Brenda, Ricky and Debbie. Sadly, Ricky was stillborn. She is survived by her daughters, Susan Montgomery, Brenda (Dean) Taylor and Deborah (Gary) Montgomery.
She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Parsons for more than 50 years, teaching Sunday School. Many children had Tang and Ritz crackers sitting in her lap in her Sunday school class on Sunday. She loved her church and her church family.
Her daughters married and provided her with seven wonderful grandchildren that she adored, DeAnna Montgomery, Brent (Jana) Montgomery, Gordon Heath (Susan) Taylor, Derrick (Kara) Montgomery, Emmet (Cindy) Taylor, Clint (Sunny) Montgomery and Jase Taylor.
Her grandchildren blessed her with 12 great-grandchildren, Colten Montgomery (Samantha) Hendrix, Lee Edward (Courtney) Hendrix, Ty Hunter Montgomery, Sydney Alyse Montgomery, Hannah Catherine Taylor, Grace Alyssa Taylor, Gordon Neal Montgomery, Jack Lee Montgomery, Cade Preston Taylor, Nolan Dean Taylor, Reed Carter Montgomery and John Luke Montgomery. She was preceded in death by Reed Carter, whom we are certain she is rocking in Heaven right this minute.
And if that wasn’t enough, her great-grandchildren continued her blessings with Clara Foster Hendrix and Elliot Lee Hendrix.
Granny G will be greatly missed by her family. She was the consummate example of what every person should strive to be and her greatest legacy will be the faith and love she instilled in her family. There is–– nor will never be––no other like her and we miss her so already. We love you Granny G, see you again one day.